Overview

The Department of Social Sciences is seeking a visiting full-time instructor of GIS beginning Fall 2018. The position will be primarily responsible for the teaching and management of introductory college-level courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with a five-course load (15 hours) per semester. Candidates with teaching interest in web GIS and python scripting for ArcGIS are encouraged to apply. A master’s degree is required. Responsibilities will include assisting the department with advising of GIS & geography majors and in recruiting students. We seek candidates who can contribute to the educational mission of the geography & GIS program. Promotion as an instructor and to tenure-track may be considered on performance, research interests, program needs and degree requirements.

Applications accepted online only at https://www.tarleton.edu/jobs/ The department requires a letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness to include teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations; curriculum vitae; transcripts (official or unofficial) and two recommendation letters.

If you are not able to attach the documents when applying, please mail the requested documents to:
Dr. Eric V. Morrow
Department Head
Department of Social Sciences
Tarleton State University
Box T-0660, Tarleton Station
Stephenville, TX 76402
If mailing, please make sure you reference the Requisition Number R-004714 and title of this position.

Responsibilities:
80% Teach up to 15 hours course load per semester, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect current levels of student knowledge in the discipline; Develop a system for ongoing evaluation of both teaching and learning, including expectations of student competency and student learning outcomes; Work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify strengths and weaknesses and identify professional development activities to improve student learning. Willingness to teach late afternoon and evening classes when scheduled as part of the regular teaching assignment.

20% Participate in professional, college and departmental activities, meetings, and events; Maintain an appropriate schedule of office hours for students access and inquiry.

Education/Experience/Skills:
Faculty members in the rank of instructor must hold at least a master’s degree approved by the University and recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as appropriate to the academic area they serve; be knowledgeable in their discipline; and demonstrate the potential for effective instruction as evaluated by their peers, department head, and college dean. Teachers of record must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools credential standards, which normally include Master’s degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved justification.

Candidates will demonstrate an ability to apply spatial methods across a variety of disciplinary approaches, such as the natural sciences and social sciences.

Preferred Education:
Master’s Degree in Geography or GIS, or Bachelor’s in Geography, Master’s in geology, sociology, environmental science, history, meteorology or oceanography or the equivalent. Ability to teach Introduction to Human Geography and World Regional Geography is an additional preference.

Preferred Experience/Skills:
1. Experience in both classroom and distance education modes of instruction.
2. Experience with applications of remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems (GPS), and in teaching the essentials of these technologies
3. Experience using multiple teaching strategies in a classroom setting
4. Interest in working with other faculties in developing new curriculum in the GIS and Geography program, and in promoting its growth.